Host Theresa Mitchell speaks with activist Jordan Flaherty about his book Floodlines: Community and Resistance from Katrina to the Jena Six. The book has an introduction by Democracy Now host Amy Goodman and a preface by civil rights attorney Tracie Washington. Floodlines is a firsthand account of community, culture, and resistance in New Orleans in the years before and after Katrina. The book weaves the interconnected stories of Mardi Gras Indians, Arab and Latino immigrants, public housing residents, gay rappers, spoken word poets, victims of police brutality, out of town volunteers, and grassroots activists.
Mickey Huff, co-author of Project Censored’s “Censored 2011: The Top Censored Stories of 2009-2010.″
Host Lisa Loving speaks with Mickey Huff, co-author of Project Censored’s “Censored 2011: The Top Censored Stories of 2009-2010.″ They will discuss the most under-reported stories the corporate media ignore.
Jo Ann and Dave look at the ballot measure scramble for bucks for everything from fire response equipment and historical societies to better transit for elders and more jail space for sex offenders.
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The shocking possibility that dumb people don’t exist in sufficient numbers to warrant the millions of careers devoted to tending them will seem incredible to you. Yet that is my central proposition: the mass dumbness which justifies official schooling first had to be dreamed of; it isn’t real.
Esther Podemski, visual artist, on House of the World, her documentary
Guest host Tom Cramer speaks with artist Esther Podemski about her new documentary "The Peasant and The Priest," which is about how globalization manifests in two aspects of Italian life today: the passing of traditional farming in Italy and the increase in enforced prostitution. The film is threaded with a metaphor from a medieval fresco in Siena, "The Allegory of Good and Bad Government" by Ambriogio Lorenzetti.
Jordan Flaherty on "Floodlines: Community and Resistance from Katrina to the Jena Six."
Host Theresa Mitchell speaks with activist Jordan Flaherty about his book "Floodlines: Community and Resistance from Katrina to the Jena Six." The book has an introduction by Democracy Now host Amy Goodman and a preface by civil rights attorney Tracie Washington.
Yasmin Nair is an academic, a writer, and an activist who, along with others, questions the goals of equality and inclusion for gays and lesbians. Along with Ryan Conrad, she has produced a book called Against Equality: Queer Critiques of Gay Marriage, and in this interview with the Old Mole's Denise Morris, she discusses the value and challenges of books vis a vis electronic media.